Columbus Day Runabout

October 11, 2020

 Every year on the Kwaj, the Running Club hosts a half marathon on the Columbus Day holiday and D and I have done it (well, half of it) almost every year we lived here.  This year it was just me, no husband, no babies in jogging strollers, and I wasn't even sure I could run the whole thing since it's only been 10 weeks since my surgery. 
But I finished!  I ran the whole race and it felt great!

"The Clarinet Chose Me!"

October 10, 2020

 Band on Kwajalein starts in 5th grade and Sky is going to play the clarinet.  She had the sweetest story for me when I asked her how she settled on an instrument: she told me that her teacher had her try out several instruments and was thinking about the trumpet until she tried the clarinet. She said, "Mama, the clarinet picked me!" Apparently she was able to play it comfortably and loved the sound it made.  
  I'm so thankful that she's at a school that offers music programs like this and that Sky is taking full advantage of them.  I'm also thankful for those two years of violin lessons that she says I made her take!

Swimming Lessons

October 8, 2020

 It's time for swimming lessons again!

Puddle Jumping

October 7, 2020

 What to do with to cranky little boys on a rainy morning?  Take them puddle jumping!

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